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Alex Couri

Interview with Allison Cortson  

ArtSlant writer, Alex Couri,  met up with Allison Cortson at the Happy Lion Gallery in Chinatown where her solo show, From Dust, is on view from September 8 - October 13, 2007.    For more information on Allison, see her Artist Profile [here].   Courtesy of the artist Alex Couri:  What are your influences?  How were you inspired to use dust?    Allison Cortson:  My current work is mostly scientifically versus art historically inspired.  The decision to make paintings using dust came to me af... [more]

Interview with Servane Mary  

Before the opening of her solo show at DF2 Gallery, Parisian artist Servane Mary spoke with Artslant's Alex Couri about her latest work.  Alex Couri: This exhibition is entitled Double Happiness.  Can you explain the meaning of this title and how it relates to your paintings? Servane Mary: Double Happiness is a brand of cigarettes in Asia. In connection with the subject, we think about a substance in the woman’s body. An organ inside who carries the fears, the emotions. As Diderot says:   …“La fem... [more]

Interview with Jimmy Baker  

The weekend before coming to install his Rapture exhibition at Roberts & Tilton in Los Angeles, ArtSlant's Alex Couri had the opportunity to converse with Jimmy about his newest work. Alex Couri: Many of your ideas about the future of our technologically-based society are presented in the medium of painting. Can you explain the relationship within an art historical context of your use of such a traditional form of artistic expression? Jimmy Baker: First, I think it's important to acknowledge that the paintings are only one facet of the project.  They are really the only pre-moder... [more]

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